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REVIEWS OF JAPANESE FILMS AND ANIMATION
Since its inception, the Black Moon has brought audiences in-depth and thought-provoking reviews of some of the greatest new movies and animation coming out of Japan - years before many were released in the US in convenient DVD format! From avant-garde anime to samurai action flicks - it's on this page that you'll find glimpses of the most unique forms of Japanese popular culture.

Black Moon Movie Critic
LIVE ACTION
GODZILLA FINAL WARS - THE LATEST GODZILLA FILM
THE GRUDGE - HOLLYWOOD MEETS JAPANESE HORROR
THE RING - JAPAN'S NEW CLASSIC HORROR FILM
CURE - KUROSAWA KIYOSHI'S OFFBEAT CRIME THRILLER
TABOO - SAMURAI DRAMA FROM OSHIMA NAGISA
JIGOKU - "HELL" - A GLIMPSE OF HELL, BUDDHIST STYLE
BROTHER - A FILM BY SUPERSTAR, TAKESHI KITANO
ANIMATION
SPIRITED AWAY - HAYAO MIYAZAKI AT THE U.S. PREMIERE
CARD CAPTOR SAKURA - ALSO KNOWN AS "CARDCAPTORS"
PRINCESS MONONOKE - MIYAZAKI'S CLASSIC FANTASY
SERIAL EXPERIMENTS LAIN - BEST OF MODERN SCI-FI
DEVILMAN LADY - THE "FEMININE" SIDE OF ANIME HORROR
CLAMP'S "X" - MANGA ART INTO ANIMATED SENSATION
METROPOLIS - RINTARO'S ANIME MASTERPIECE

FEATURE LENGTH ANIMATION

BLOOD - THE LAST VAMPIRE - BRINGS CGI TO NEW HEIGHTS
VAMPIRE HUNTER D -BLOODLUST - ANOTHER INSTANT HIT
JIN-ROH -THE WOLF BRIGADE - ALL ANIME ISN'T FOR KIDS
KERO-CHAN NI OMAKASE -CARD CAPTOR MOVIE SHORT
AH! MEGAMI-SAMA -OH! MY GODDESS THE MOVIE
TELEVISION ANIMATION
EARTH GIRL ARJUNA - SUBLIME ART, POWERFUL MESSAGE
FLCL - FURIKURI - POP INSANITY FROM STUDIO GAINAX
GATE KEEPERS - SCI-FI, HUMOR, HORROR, AND MORE
AYASHI NO CERES - FROM MANGA ARTIST WATASE YUU
YAMI NO MATSUEI - DESCENDANTS OF DARKNESS
SUPER DOLL LICCA-CHAN - MAGICAL GIRLS ROCK!
GAKKOU NO KAIDAN - SCHOOL GHOST STORIES
POKEMON -A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE EARLY YEARS
What we're watching!
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